【看CP學英文】俗話說的好，一張圖勝過千言萬語，最近攝於白宮的照片完美印證了這句話。圖片中分別是白宮發言人麥肯內尼以及國家安全顧問歐布萊恩，仔細拉近一看，會發現他們戴的口罩上寫著Made in Taiwan。
Some say that a picture is worth 1,000 words. Well the recent pictures of White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien donning “Made in Taiwan” face masks will leave you speechless.
NBC News reported Monday that the White House is requiring all staffers to wear face masks when getting into the West Wing after two aides tested positive for coronavirus, citing two sources aware of the matter.
U.S. President Donald Trump eventually said he required the policy.
The president, however, appeared without a mask in the Rose Garden for a press briefing on Monday, claiming he did not need to follow the directive because he kept “far away from everyone.”
“We have hundreds of people a day pouring into the White House,” he said. “I think we’re doing a good job containing it.”
Still, three members of the White House coronavirus task force went into self-isolation for two weeks after possible exposure to the illness.
They include Dr. Anthony Fauci – the public face of the fight against the virus in the U.S, and Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary Katie Miller, the wife of Trump aide Stephen Miller – she tested positive for the virus on Friday.
Her diagnosis came after a valet for President Trump was also confirmed to have the infection.
More importantly, the picture confirms earlier reports that a team from the U.S. National Security Council reached a deal with Taiwan for a shipment of personal protective equipment as early as April.
Taiwan has donated millions of masks worldwide, 3,600 of which were allegedly procured by the White House for key officials, according to a Business Insider report.
White House spokesman Hogan Gidley previously refuted the report, telling the media that there was a sufficient supply for masks for the president and the first family, as well as essential staff members.
這張白宮要角帶著印有「Made in Taiwan」字樣的口罩不僅驗證了台灣可以幫忙，也證實台灣現在正在幫助大家。
Well, this new picture showing key White House officials wearing protective gear donning “Made in Taiwan” not only shows that Taiwan can help but also Taiwan is helping.
In response to the news, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokesperson Joanne Ou said the MOFA and the Taipei Office of the American Institute issued a “Taiwan-U.S. Joint Statement on a Partnership against Coronavirus” on March 18. In the statement, Taiwan promised to provide the U.S. with 100,000 pieces of medical masks, while the U.S. reserves 300,000 pieces of protective clothing materials for Taiwan to fight against the epidemic jointly.
The first batch of 500,000 surgical masks has been delivered to the U.S. in March and is used by the U.S. administration as a whole. The MOFA has no comment on how they distribute the masks within the U.S.